MIRBOO NORTH Tigers is the toast of the Mid Gippsland Football League after winning the grand final by two points on Saturday.
League president Gary Matthews said it was a historic grand final for the league because it was the first time the minor premier had not featured in the grand final since the league was formed in 1935.
The final was even more extraordinary given Mirboo North sat outside the league’s top five with one home-and-away round to play.
The Tigers beat Yarragon to finish fourth.
Mirboo North eliminated reigning premier Newborough in the first final, then Thorpdale in the semi-final, before ending minor premier Yallourn-Yallourn North’s season in the preliminary final.
The premiership was sealed with the 5.12 (42) to 5.10 (40) win against Yinnar.
“It was a pretty special moment,” Mirboo North playing coach Clancy Bennett said. “It’s been an emotional weekend.”